2008 Scholar

Matthew A. Maiorana
College of the Atlantic

Matthew  A. Maiorana
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Matt is currently working towards a degree in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Following his passion for the environment, Matt has been directly involved with the youth climate movement at the local, regional, national, and international levels through SustainUS, EAC, and the SSC. Recently, Matt participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP13. Motivated by the inspiring youth cooperation at the conference, Matt is now working to strengthen the youth presence at future negotiations. When not running from campaign to campaign, Matt enjoys backpacking and spending time outside.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


Honorable Mentions